Biscuit on a butterfly plate

Favoured by the Capitol, District One has access to ingredients many residents of Panem do not. Even so, these strawberry biscuits are a luxury even among those in the luxury district. Heavy on the sugar and cream, with the addition of rare items like vanilla and cocoa powder, these biscuits are often served for breakfast on a child’s birthday – and on reaping day.

By Samantha (admin) Published: August 29, 2013

  • Yield: 10 biscuits
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 35 mins

Favoured by the Capitol, District One has access to ingredients many residents of Panem do not. Even so, these strawberry biscuits …

The Ingredients.
The Method.
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    Strawberry on a plate
  2. Wash strawberries, and chop - here, they have been halved, and then cut into smaller halves.
    strawberries on a cutting board
  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients.
    flour and cocoa powder in a measuring cup
  4. Add the cold butter: cut the butter into the flour mixture, then either blend with a pastry cutter OR use two knives, in a criss-cross motion, to cut the butter into pea-sized chunks. Having the butter in small pieces is important to the baking process here.
    Butter
  5. Add the strawberries, and gently stir to coat the fruit with the flour mixture. Using your hands is acceptable here, so long as they are clean.
    strawberries in flour
  6. Add cream and vanilla, and stir gently with a spatula until a loose dough forms.
  7. Turn the dough out on to a floured surface. Bring out a juice glass (or a biscuit cutter) and, pressing straight down (no twisting), cut out your biscuits.
    biscuits ready to be baked
  8. Transfer the biscuits to the lined baking sheet. Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes. Serve with tea.
    Biscuit on a butterfly plate
what people are saying.
  • Sofi Reply

    these were really good! they’re fairly easy to make, though I’d never cut butter into something before so that was kind of fun. The strawberries really balance out the super rich chocolate, and its not too sweet, which I liked. Thank you for this recipe!

  • THOMAS Reply

    Really enjoyed this one! I made those for christmas ,along with cinnamon biscuits and the lamb stew, every loved those recipes ! I also melted a little bit of the distrcit 1 catching fire choclate bar and yummy :) Thank you so much for these , love from Albania

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